December 5, 2008

NYT posts letter from Rangel and response side by side

Thanks to the Poynter Institute and Steve Myers for discussing a hot topic (Congressional ethics) and how the new media helps tell the story.

The New York Times ran an article that showed how Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) helped preserve a tax loophole for a company that later donated to City College of New York to create the Rangel School of Public Service.

The congressman got upset and wrote a letter to the Times to complain.

The editors decided to post the letter and the reporter's rebuttal side by side.

Myers thought the move was interesting. He stepped in and interviewed Bill Keller, Times executive editor.

The Myers interview and the side-by-side posting make for interesting reading.

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